Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
Have you ever wondered what ranch life was like in the American West of the 1800’s? A visit to Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site gives you the opportunity to step back in time and see what life was like in the frontier days.
One of the cool things about Grant-Kohrs Ranch is it is still a working ranch to this day! During your visit you can check out the historic bunkhouse, visitor center, Thoroughbred Barns with historic wagons and buggies, along with other historical buildings.
Guided tours are offered during different times of the year. Check out this page on the National Park website to see the current tour options. I would love to do the Cowboy Experience tour that is offered during the summer. Reservations are required at least a week in advance for this three hour tour. The tour takes you out in the ranch to experience life as a cowboy. You get to tour the ranch in a horse drawn wagon.
On Mondays the park offers both a Collections Tour that visit the more than 35,000 historic items that are house at the ranch. Most of these items you can only see during this tour. Also on Mondays in the summer you can take a Wagon Tour of the ranch. These tours are offered starting in June and run until August or September depending on the tour.
There are also ranger led chuck wagon, cowboy, and blacksmith talks that teach you about what it was like to do these jobs on the ranch.
Tours are also offered of the ranch house! Make sure and sign up for the tour at the visitor center when you arrive.
If you are not at the ranch during tour times don’t worry! There are multiple walking trails around the ranch that give you the chance to explore the area.
Plan your visit to Grant-Kohrs National Historic Site
Where is Grant Kohrs Ranch?
Grant-Kohrs Ranch is located directly off I-90 midway between Yellowstone NP and Glacier NP in Deer Lodge, Montana. Grant Kohrs Ranch is 1/2 mile from exit 184. The ranch can also be accessed from exit 187. After a short 2 mile drive through the city of Deer Lodge you will see Grant-Kohrs Ranch located at the north end of town.
The park is open daily except for Thanksgiving Day, December 25, and January 1
Hours of operation:
9:00 – 5:30 Memorial Day – Labor Day
9:00 – 4:30 the rest of the year
Please know that they do close the gate at either 4:30 or 5:30 pm depending on the time of year you visit. Make sure you give yourself more than enough time to walk around the ranch and be back at your car in time for the gate to be closed.
There is no admission fee or passes needed to visit the park.
Are pets allowed at Grant – Kohrs Ranch?
Leased dogs are allowed in the parking lot near the visitor center. Open air kennels are available free of charge on site. Dogs are not allowed in the ranch house or historic buildings.
If you need accessible parking there is a parking area closer to the main ranch house. There is a paved path that leads to the main house from the visitor center also.
National Parks near Grant-Kohrs Ranch National Historic Site
Glacier National Park
Yellowstone National Park